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St Gabriel Orthodox Church of the Annuciation


Same church as Wednesday. Where I am standing is a sort of grotto where they claim that Gabriel appeared to Mary. The spot in the RC basilica, 3kms away, is also in a cave like space. Naturely, if you want to imagine the cave and stuff, you have to imagine the building away, since it wasn't there at the time of the annunciation. 


Just a reminder - two different spots are marked by two different religions, for the annunciation. At least, the same town/city. But neither has any real substantiated fact or reason, why their preferred spot is the correct one.


Be sure to have a great weekend.



comments (15)

The murals look really wonderful!
Louis: The Orthodox Greeks like to cover their walls, all the way.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Feb 2016, 06:29
In which case a third site is needed. Draw a line between the two and declare the mid point to be the place of the true annunciation
Louis: Next week, I will show some pictures around that suggested halfway mark.
guess we all understand how this has become so commercialized, Louis. It boggles the mind. Not exactly the same feel as walking the Forum in the ruins of Rome....where the Apostle Paul walked.
Louis: Now that you mention it. I remember when in Athens I was on the Areopachus and the podium (or rather just an elevated piece of pavement) where Paul addressed the Athenians, is now also under the roof of a chapel.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 12 Feb 2016, 06:53
It is good to have imagination here, Louis
Louis: Freedom of imagination, but knowledge also tells me that neither place can really have the claim.
A beautiful story telling image Louis!
Enjoy the weekend.
Louis: Thank you Richard, I will try my best.
Love the paintings here and the shadowy figure is great!
Louis: Thank you, I had to shoot fast to catch him in the doorway.
Perhaps there were two annunciations because they didn't believe it the first time?
Louis: We know there was one annunciation. I also know that neither church has a factual claim of the point X. In my way of thinking they could have claimed any place to commemorate the event.
Is that guy making off with some of the treasures? Nice composition, Louis.
Louis: No he is not ... I know, as he would have shared ... About the composition. In this and the previous picture, I have done what is possible to have the horizontals and the verticals straight. In both cases there are lines that refuse to conform in an illogical way. In this picture the left wall seems to lean inwards. I now wonder whether this building has an issue.
i love your backlight point of view Louis... and the beautiful frescoes....petersmile
Louis: Thank you, I had to shoot fast to catch him in the doorway, peter
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Feb 2016, 07:29
This is a wonderful view and the murals are beautiful. I remember these facts from the story's my mom told me after she returned from her trip to Israel, about 30 years ago. She was so disappointing. I don't know if she was up for the things she was going to see. When there are so many religions claiming, you never will get the 'right' answer/spot/ whatever....
Maybe a good suggestion might be, stop killing each other, but of course that is wishful thinking and bad for the economy.....
Louis: Thanks for the mail. I will reply on that.
I lik e the photograph Louis, and it brings back memories of my visit to the Holy Land about fifteen years ago.
Louis: Thank you, gutteridge. I don't think a lot has changed, except by all accounts, the busy season was uncharacteristically not busy, this time.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Feb 2016, 08:03
This is a fine shot, Louis.
Louis: Thank you, Ray - so you are back.
i like your chosen angle, Louis. i may not have selected this angle but i think you have shown a nicely layered image of the whole lay out
Louis: Thank you Ayush. I did try to emphasize the fact that I am in a sunken part of the interior.
I like how the stairs lead you in...
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 15 Feb 2016, 14:17
This is a wonderful image - great use of the light. I'm enjoying your travels!

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